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  1. Responding to the original post, I would say that HRC and BO don't explicitly want to take in refugees for any other reason than there is a humanitarian crisis and people are fleeing Syria. Dropping the politics I think we would accept them if we had a Republican president as well. We should be taking in more. I agree with all the posters who believe in both a strong vetting process and that helping others is a core American value. We are ultimately all immigrants here.
  2. This wasn't me, but I witnessed it. Some guy was teeing off on the first hole and the course had these big 6 foot tall stone monuments for hole markers. Really nice with a layout of the hole and everything. So the guy is taking a long time with multiple practice swings, then he swings and just clips the side of the ball so that it goes sideways, hits the monument and bounces back over his head and lands by his cart.
  3. He most likely would be involved in some type of investment group that would purchase the company, or he would get a stake as coming on board to play, and help design, their clubs. or maybe a new Tiger line? Lots of different things if it's true. Nicklaus and Palmer both had their own companies that were small. However they financed it or what percentage they owned, I don't know. But they were certainly the front men for their respective offerings. A company with him headlines would generate a lot of publicity and TM, despite their failings, have a lot of smart designs. Could be interesting.
  4. The pro at my place is keenly concerned about this. We have a number of "hazards" that are there for pace of play. Plus drop areas on the other side of the water. Plus forced OB for pace of pay. Plus areas where you hit and you cannot determine where the ball is, or have a chance to see it. So they are thinking about removing some trees.
  5. I try to bring something else along with me to do when I get in these kinds of situations. If I am with someone else it's better because then you can talk, or make fun of the bozos. Yesterday I was essentially playing as a last minute decision and figured it wouldn't be very busy. Oops. Speaking broader, I think you just have to accept that bad things will happen and more bad things will happen if you let it bother you. These guys weren't worth firearms going off. There are others where I might be tempted.
  6. That happened to me as well. Two bozos in front of me. 2 over thru 8 holes and then a triple on a par 3 because I got mad waiting so long.
  7. Yes, but they would not get the attention that they do if they did those alternate things, hence why it happens. Unless they called a press conference or did a commercial and said something really provocative or outlandish. But as there are zero athletes who are bigger than their sport, they wouldn't get the audience that a commerical or press conference would get. I quite agree though, too much coverage focused on it. Worthy of some, perhaps not as much as it's gotten.
  8. The system I was thinking of getting it for was the Xbox One. The prior versions were on the Wii. The first version on the Wii was great, I had a nice repeatable swing. On the second, not so much. But it was more the putting.
  9. I don't think it's a matter of skill. A 40 handicap would benefit from a club fitting if he/she has a repeatable swing. When I was fit for my clubs they took length and lie into considering, but I also took some swings and they examined how the club was striking the ground. So the stock specs based on my height, arm length etc were then tweaked so that the club was in the right position when I made what was my swing. A key point is that I had a swing that I was not going to change. If you have a swing that is largely set and requires minor changes then I would say get the fitting. If you expect to take lessons and are open to major swing changes then I would say no at this time. At the very least talk with a professional and get their advice as well based on what they see with your swing. They might even say "you should be looking at doing this with your swing" and then give guidance on how that might alter your fitting. Clubs can be adjusted for length, lie and loft but that is an expense that it sounds like you are not in a position to be throwing money around for it. That's a lay person's view. If I was going into a golfing season dead set on revamping my swing, I wouldn't buy new clubs until I was happy with the swing or worked with someone closely who could make sure my posture, position, etc did not mean things would be different.
  10. Hmm.... Gonna need a bigger wrist.... Thanks for the info. That's quite interesting.
  11. I raise my glass of Rodenbach Grand Cru to you guys!
  12. I personally don't like there being more than 2 captains picks. They were a way to bring someone in who might help the team gel, even if other people were in better form ; or they were people who were peaking 1 - 2 months prior to the event and were not in the top ten. IIRC the US side wanted more captains' picks to avoid people who had a lot of points but were in not so great form around the event. Usually they got a lot of their points in the prior year. That's a good and sound strategy. However since points are awarded for the large part of two years you have to make do with what you get. Having 1/3 of the team be selections is kind of crummy if you ask me. Kuchar and Holmes seem pretty solid to me. Fowler doesn't have a great match play record but he's enthusiastic.
  13. I've played several. Blue Heron and Sand Barrens are supposed to be really nice. I played the latter, but only knew of Blue Heron by repute. Twisted Dune has a nice reputation and the Seaview courses are supposed to be nice. I think they used to play the LPGA Shop Rite tourney there. Sea Oaks is the only other one around there that I played and I loved that.
  14. The first version I had, putting was a little too easy. The second version I had, it was horrible. This was on the Wii and I had some type of extension to provide better accuracy on the controller. I didn't last three holes with it. Normal controller the putting was too hard. A 8 foot putt that broke more than a little was impossible, more so that real life! For the number of shots made in a game, they need many more comments. It was very repetitive. It gets grating if you play more than a couple of times per week. I agree about the older games. I think they were better and the custom options for your golfer got worse as time went on. Less things to customize. I saw that one too but didn't look into it enough. I'll have to give it a second look. Thanks!
  15. Since the watch has the ability to pair with bluetooth headphones it's the perfect thing to have when you want to leave your phone behind when you go for a run, or even golf. What I like about it is that I can leave my phone in the bag but still get notifications on my wrist. I'm not a big phone talker so I don't really care that it can't make calls. However I frequently text by talking to Siri on my watch. It usually works well and it's great for the course where I don't have to pull my phone out. I have a 6 Plus iPhone, I love the screen, but I would never keep it in my pocket while I play because it is bulky to carry. The best thing about fall is that jackets have pockets. In fact for the core functions that I use the phone for, I can get the notifications that I need with my phone within bluetooth range. Now considering that wifi HW keeps getting more compact, I could see untethering from the iPhone with a wifi Apple watch. Since connecting wifi networks is generally one time and you can re-connect to networks, anytime you are around a known wifi it could connect and then instead of a phone network, you get everything thru standard wifi. I don't know how much bigger the watch would have to be for wifi, but it's a neat idea.
  16. I could see that. Xbox One has an insane patching system. I got my console yesterday and spent an hour doing patches and updates on the console. Then the controller. Then I put in Halo 5 and it was updating when I went to sleep. New courses being added should be easy... I'd be ok with a small number of courses as long as the game play is good. The old PC versions had 5 or 6 (then you could add on) and the fantasy courses are neat too.
  17. Would be great if they pranked a couple of guys with this. "Yeah, we are all going to do it!" and then like one guy does it because he wasn't in on the joke...
  18. I didn't see anything from a search, but has anyone played the new EA Rory golf game? I was thinking about getting it for Xbox One but before I pulled the trigger I read some reviews that the game had some issues. I stopped playing the earlier version (Tiger from several years ago) because the putting drove me crazy. The prior EA Tiger version to that one was awesome, I really liked that. And you felt like you really accomplished something when you beat Tiger at the end in a match.
  19. I'm 43 and not near 60 yet but I did want to chime in that it all depends on what shape you are in. There are a number of people 55-60 where I play who hit the ball quite long and they keep themselves in shape. A man late 50s won the first flight of our CC this year and is a 3 or 4 handicap who hits the ball very well. Couple of years ago he was an 8.
  20. I would say that he was walking back to the cart where his buddy was farting around with his phone, but he was walking directly down the fairway instead of diagonally back towards the cart. Too far for a divot. I was well to the right of him anyway, but man, pair of stupid dopes. Their cart was blocked by a couple of trees but I stepped aside to try and see where they both were when I saw the first one walking after I hit.
  21. Personally I don't care, but you'll find people who think that they are the golf equivalent of a nerd's pocket protector. I rarely see them these days, although I saw them more 20-30 years ago. Where I currently play we have gas carts which are loud. so I don't hear the clubs rattle. My carry bag for when I get to walk doesn't have a ton of room, so things tend to stay in place and not jostle around. And the dings and scratches on my irons are signs of a lot of play and even with covers, they will get dinged up from shots on the course. I hope that one day I will start top wear away the sweet spot on my irons, so I enjoy how they weather over time. That said, I can see going crazy constantly hearing the clubs ding around and if you like to try and keep them in a newer looking state then go for it. WRT rust I would say that if you leave the clubs after playing and water gets under the cover then potentially it might rust. I know shafts can rust, but I don't know if current irons will. I would wipe the clubs down when you are done and don't put the covers back on until they are dry. Neoprane should be flexible. Years ago they were a lot more rigid and could be a pain to get on and off. Don't get anything rigid and maybe something other than black (my preference) to jazz up the bag a little bit? Failing neoprane then something with a nice leather look.
  22. This happened to me over the weekend and this thread came up in the search. I wasn't aware that you could take relief in the manner described above. I ended up taking over a dozen attempts and found somewhere very near the spot, but I would have done better going to where it was the nearest point on a flatter area. I basically found a tuft of grass and that was enough to get it to hold. Of course that meant I had a very awkward stance and three putted. :(
  23. If there is a course that you like then strike up a conversation with the people behind the counter. Ask about the difference in price between online and calling and see if they would be happy to give you the better rate since you are interested in playing there sometimes. Courses are like many smaller stores, they are happy to work with you for your business.
  24. I say this mostly tongue in cheek....but No. Just No. Back away from them in the store and just run the other way....
  25. Before joining this site and following more golf news outside of my game I generally gave TM drivers and woods first look. I really liked the TiBubble 2 and the Firesole drivers. I kept the Firesole for many years. Several years ago, in a vacuum, I just felt that they were always coming out with something "revolutionary" and it just couldn't be true. I do believe that their technology used to be really good. The missteps listed here are news to me, but strikes me as trying to keep pumping the numbers up. I honestly think that a company with the resources and global scope that TM has can support both multiple product lines and yearly release cycles. I never got a sense if any of their products were tiered for players of differing abilities or if there was a certain need any club was trying to fill. Or even a lower/middle/high end pricing schema. It seemed like they were throwing clubs at golfers every few months. I also went to Titleist woods and have been very happy. Price does not equate to quality, however usually higher priced items command those prices for a reason. I am able to buy my woods from ebay (irons and wedges need to be adjusted for length and lie) and the Titleist clubs command high prices 2-3 years after release for what I see.
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